Female leaders in history

Cleopatra -
Cleopatra was the most famous ruler of ancient Egypt, but her power and success are often attributed to her skills as a seductress.

Hatshepsut - She ruled more than 1,300 years before Cleopatra, and paved the way for powerful female leaders in the Egyptian empire.

Queen Victoria -
Queen Victoria ruled over the British Empire for 63 years. She is one of the longest-reigning monarchs in British history.

Margaret Thatcher - She was the first women to be elected Prime Minister of Britain in 1979, and held that position for 11 years.

Queen Elizabeth I -
Queen Elizabeth I ruled over England from 1558 until 1603. She chose to stay unmarried and focused on her role as leader.

Mary Queen of Scots - She became queen when she was only a few days old and was raised to believe that she was the rightful ruler of England.

Maria Theresa of Austria -
Maria Theresa was an empress of the Hapsburg empire, ruling over a large part of Europe for 40 years. 

Empress Wu Zetian -
Empress Wu Zetian was the only female emperor in Chinese history. She was alive during the Tang Dynasty and ruled from 665 to 690 CE. 

Empress Dowager Cixi -
Empress Dowager Cixi was the mother of the Tongzhi Emperor who ruled as regent. Even after her son came of age, she continued to rule in his place.

Theodora -
Theodora was an empress of the Byzantine Empire through her marriage to Emperor Justinian I.

Artemisia -
Artemisia was the 5th century BCE Queen of Halicarnassus, an empire located in modern-day Turkey. 

Queen Boudicca of the Iceni -  She is remembered as the brave warrior queen who fought against the Roman invaders.

Zenobia -
Zenobia was a queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria in the 3rd century.

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